The UN and international human rights system have for a very long time, made strong efforts to protect the family, its individual members, and in all its diversity across history, regions, religions and cultural traditions. The health crisis related to the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 has impacted all of us, and cast into sharp relief the added vulnerability of marginalised populations, including individuals & families.
While there have been growing contestation and efforts to include exclusionary language in UN documents, we see UN policies as having the potential to continue to protect strong and stable families and family relationships, in all their diverse forms, since they continue to play an important role in our society. In pursuit of this aim we will share information and recommendations from diverse actors about the impact of COVID-19 on families and people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions, around the world.
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